Getting my mojo back!

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It’d been about a month of okish, it’ll do, kind of pages in my journal. They weren’t especially inspired or exciting but the outcome isn’t the reason for keeping an art journal. That said, when I managed to create these pages this weekend I was pleased/proud/relieved. Relieved because a month of so so pages was starting to feed the voice that says I’m not creative, I can’t do this etc. Some pages, not necessarily the most attractive pages, feel right. They make your heart sing a little. This is how I feel about this weekend’s pages.

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These pages were in response to a wanderlust prompt: what do i see in the mirror. My face was a photo printed in grayscale, glued onto the gesso and covered with gesso, paints etc. Much easier than trying to draw it and far less painful for my hands.

And if that wasn’t enough, I even unpacked (yes, I’ve moved house, whoop! But that’s another post) my scanncut machine to make a few cards.

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Wanderlust: one collage challenge

As part of the wanderlust course, there is a one collage challenge. This is where we get a prompt twice a month and only five minutes to spend doing it to build up a collage.

I love the slow unknownness of this. The gradual unfurling of the art. Not being able to plan because you don’t know where the next prompt will take you. ┬áIn fact I’m enjoying it so much I’ve just started another canvas to follow the prompts with!

I’m not going to post an image because one of the rules of the challenge is that we don’t share until the end. Which will be so exciting to see because everyone’s will be so completely different!

I’m wondering if anyone runs a similar slow art challenge online or if readers would be interested in me hosting one?